It has been a little over a month since AOTCO started our "Buy One, Gift One" hand sanitizer program. Thanks to the generosity of local businesses and communities, in that time AOTCO has donated over $25,000 of hand sanitizer to organizations on the front line of the COVID-19 crisis.
Since the COVID pandemic started, supply chains have been disrupted. People have been challenged to find toilet paper at the grocery store and cleaning supplies. Hand sanitizer has been nearly impossible to find for community members, businesses and manufacturers. When AOTCO saw there was an opportunity to help support Billerica and the local business community, we decided to act decisively.
Originally, AOTCO began producing hand sanitizer in-house for use by our employees in order to provide them with a safer working environment. After learning of the greater need for sanitizer in the community, we expanded our production. Through the diligent efforts of our dedicated team of chemical engineers, AOTCO was able to produce and donate hand sanitizer to local law enforcement, fire fighters, doctor’s offices, delivery workers, and numerous other first responders. Members of the community who are not essential workers or businesses are also able to purchase our hand sanitizer, and with every purchase AOTCO will donate a bottle to front-line organizations who are actively working towards combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Critical workers are the heartbeat of the community and provide essential services throughout the year. AOTCO recognized the need to support them during this challenging time. We dedicated staff and resources to produce and distribute sanitizer to keep the first responders and essential workers safe. Providing access to sanitizer helped to reduce stress and increase well-being for community members across Massachusetts.
As we monitor the constantly changing COVID-19 situation, we are actively looking for ways to improve the health and safety of our employees, neighbors, and the business community. We will continue to proactively engage with local business leaders, community leaders and healthcare professionals to ensure that we can do our part to support our community.
To help fund our donations, AOTCO is selling our hand sanitizer to businesses and individuals. If you would like more information on AOTCO's hand sanitizer sales and donations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for choosing AOTCO Metal Finishing for your specialty plating needs, and we are thankful for the opportunity to provide a solution for local first responder's lack of hand sanitizer supply.